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By Meagan Russell
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Jun 30th, 2021
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Have you ever thought what it would be like to grow up surrounded by family and friends, immersed in your own country’s culture and traditions, and then to leave all of that to come to a new country to begin an entirely new life? Dr. Soheir “Sue” Nawas knows exactly what that is like. In […]...
By Meagan Russell
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May 28th, 2021
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article by GEORGIANN POTTS photographs by KELLY MOORE CLARK This month we celebrate fathers, those men who represent strength, love, and commitment to family. ULM football coach Terry Bowden, now a father and a grandfather himself, is also the son of a very famous American sports figure, Bobby Bowden...
By Meagan Russell
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Apr 29th, 2021
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For the past twenty-five years, Melanie Liles and Pam Wood have explored England and Europe as business partners and dear friends. Their businesses – Traditions on Trenton plus online shops Etsy, Ruby Lane, and Chairish – have given them both the perfect excuse to travel and to shop. Someone once sai...
By Meagan Russell
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Mar 3rd, 2021
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LAURA W CLARK    /    KELLY MOORE CLARK JULIA BARNHILL LETLOW defines perseverance and resilience—traits that will serve her well as she seeks to fill the congressional seat left vacant by her late husband, Luke Letlow. The 41-year-old congressman-elect passed away from COVID-19 just two months ago, ...
By Meagan Russell
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Jan 28th, 2021
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REV. MAURICE WHITE AND HIS WIFE, TIFFANY, HAVE WORKED TIRELESSLY TO ESTABLISH THE ZION TRAVELER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND THE HOPE CENTER FOR AUTISM IN RUSTON. article by GEORGIANN POTTSphotography by KELLY MOORE CLARK Every February marks the celebration of love, specifically on the 14th...
By Meagan Russell
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Jan 6th, 2021
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article by Georgiann Potts | photography by Kelly Moore Clark  Dr. Ron Berry is a quiet, thoughtful fellow by nature. By his own admission, he is an introvert who cares more about serving and helping others than about garnering personal attention. Reminiscent of those who are known better by their ac...
By Meagan Russell
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Dec 2nd, 2020
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Monroe has been home to many remarkable people who have “made a difference” in countless ways. Some are relatively easy to spot – dynamic politicians, visionary business leaders, and innovative educators, for example. Others are not so obvious, but their contributions are no less significant. Those w...
By Meagan Russell
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Nov 11th, 2020
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ARTICLE BY GEORGIANN POTTSPHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Since his early days, Friday Ellis has come a long way from when he lived in a 2-bedroom house behind a gas station in rural Northeast Louisiana. His has been a remarkable journey, filled with countless experiences and exceptional people who ...
By Meagan Russell
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Oct 5th, 2020
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Those who know Guy and Loura Barr say they are one of those couples that truly inspire others — to do their part, to do more, and to do their best. Guy and Loura (or “Team Barr” as they refer to themselves) have left a remarkable legacy of love for their fellow man in everything […]...
By Meagan Russell
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Sep 8th, 2020
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Sue Sartor is no stranger to north Louisiana, and for good reason. She has lived much of her life here nurturing her family, committing to worthy causes, painting gorgeous abstract pieces, and enjoying the “soul warming” atmosphere that life in Louisiana brings. But Sartor has done something more. At...